Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says the widespread flooding across the state is the worst natural disaster in the state’s history:
OC……..very widespread. :23
The governor has sent a federal disaster aid request to FEMA and says preliminary damage estimate numbers are high:
OC………..crop losses. ;24
Ricketts says many of the state’s roads and bridges will need major repairs or replacement:
OC………and so forth. ;22
The governor says many levees need repair and there is much more public infrastructure damage yet to be determined.
A help number for Nebraska residents with questions has been set up through the state’s emergency Management Department at 402-817-1551.